Famous people and celebrities across the world attract our attention through the various media. We know their names and their faces,however we do not know most of their stories. Some of them went through hell before making it to the top.Below are selected quotes on risk taking,determination and perseverance.

1. ‘‘If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.’’
-Jim Rohn
2. ‘‘He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life’’
-Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
3. ‘‘Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.’’
-T.S. Eliot
4. “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”
-Abraham Lincoln
5. ‘‘Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.’’
6. ‘‘You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.’’
-Babe Ruth
7. ‘‘It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.’’
-John Crowe
8. Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
-Joshua J. Marine
9. “A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.”
10. ‘‘The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.”
-David Sarnoff
11. “Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.”
-Bruce Lee
12. “Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”
-Lord Chester
13. ‘‘Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.’’
14.  “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.”
15. ‘‘It is not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.’’
-Albert Einstein
16. ‘‘In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.’’
-Robert Frost
17. ‘‘Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.’’
-Samuel Johnson
18. ‘‘A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
-Elbert Hubbard
19. ‘‘I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.’’
-George Patton
20. ‘‘Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.’’
-Newt Gingrich


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